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a difficult day of remembrance. today marks five years since the deadliest school shooting in history. how virginia tech is paying tribute to the victims. secret service scandal. the president weighs in on the surprising allegations. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. 6:00 a.m. we beg with a look outside this morning as we see the first rays of sunlights out there and prepare for what could be a record-setting high temperature sort of day. >> like summer. >> it will be close, close. the record for this date is 92. can t can get that hot in april. it happened -- it can get that hot in april. it happened in 2002 on april 16, we got to 92 that day. i don't think it's going to be quite that hot, but it will feel more like july than april. and the sky is lit one lavender. look at the live view from the city camera. sunrise at 6:30 this morning. right now, a comfortably cool 63
at reagan national. southwesterly wind around 20 miles per hour will warm us up. along the atlantic seaboard, deep high pressure over us. getting a few high clouds drifting over. giving us this photogenic sunrise underway now. we have showers to the west. this is the line of showers indiana into western kentucky. that will likely be dissipating as it heads east. it's mild around the region this morning. in the low to mid 60s around washington and in much of maryland and virginia. many of these locations in the lighter green are generally in the 60s. darker greens 60s in west virginia and maryland. we'll look at monday in detail over the next 12 hours coming up in ten minutes. danella has traffic now. good morning. good morning. i'm following a situation in oakton.
a utility pole fell on to a vehicle. right now that's what the scene looks like. this is on gray street and blake lane. chopper 4 is there now. and you can see the utility pole laying on the vehicle. power has been restored to the area, but police and dominion power on the scene now. your travel lanes are open. right now choppers reporting no major backups, but you have to be careful at the intersection. please follow police direction. they are on the scene. utility crews here, as well as police. you are able to travel through, but i want you to exercise caution as you make your commute. traveling along i-66 eastbound, starting to hit the brakes making your way toward 28. then from fairfax county parkway to the beltway, clear. at about 58 miles per hour. an 11-minute drive. i'll be back with traffic. virginia tech marks a somber anniversary, five years since the deadly shooting massacre there.
it was april 16, 2011, when a student opened fire in a -- 2007, when a student opened fire in a dorm and campus building. the shootings motivated a centreville man to become an advocate for gun law reform. his sister, rhema sumaha, was a freshman when she was killed in the shootings. >> i feel closer every day. when i go to tech, it's like a special thing for me. when i go to norris hall where she was killed, i feel something that i don't usually feel. it's almost as if she's there with me. >> omar stopped the campaign to stop gun violence. scheduled events today include a community picnic and candlelight vigil this evening where virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to speak. anti-gun advocates are also using today's events at virginia tech to call for more violence prevention. a group will be on capitol hill challenging congress to create laws that will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
the group will rally and hold a news conference outside the rayburn building this afternoon. they've scheduled meetings with lawmakers tomorrow. also on capitol hill today, the senate expected to vote on the so-called buffett rule. president obama supports that measure which would require millionaires to pay at least the same percentage on their income taxes as middle-class families do. the legislation is named for billionaire warren buffett. he says he pays a lower tax rate than his own secretary. jury selection begins in washington in roger clemens' second perjury trial. the judge declared a mistrial last july in the former star pitcher's first trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that was ruled inadmissible. the justice department has three new lawyers on the case this time. prosecutors accuse clemens of lying about using performance enhancing drugs. he faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. 6:04. president obama speaking publicly about what's being called the biggest scandal in the secret service's history. 11 agents and personnel have
been placed on administrative leave, accused of bringing prostitutes back to their hotels in colombia last week ahead of president's trip for the summit of the americas. five members of the military are also under investigation. >> we're here on behalf of our people, and that means that we conduct ourselves with the utmost dignity and probity. obviously what's been reported doesn't match up with those standards. >> none of the agencies investigated was part of the elite presidential protection division. today is emancipation day in the district. this holiday marks exactly 150 years since president lincoln signed a law ending slavery in d.c. nearly eight month later, he signed the emancipation proclamation which eventually freed all slaves. in celebration, d.c. will hold a prayer breakfast later this morning featuring al sharpton as the keynote speaker. jesse jackson will speak at a program at freedom plaza at 230s this afternoon.
the city will hold a parade along pennsylvania avenue at 11:00. the day will wrap up with 8:30 tonight on pennsylvania between 12th and 13th streets northwest. you have less than two days now to get your tax returns in if you haven't filed already. this year's tax deadline is tomorrow. of course the deadline is usually april 15. that was a sunday. and today is emancipation day in the district. the irs treats d.c. holidays like federal holidays for tax purposes. that means you have until tomorrow night to fill out and send in your 1040s and such. hundreds of capital one bank employees will soon be looking for a new job. the mclean-based bank is laying off near 500 bank managers. 166 work in our area. capital one blames the cuts on its corporate restructuring plan. the bank is eliminating an entire layer of management. prince george's county police working to make arrests after two teens were stabbed at a house party. police say a group showed up to the house party uninvited on saturday night at a home on
poplar ridge road in brandywine. an argument escalated into a fight, and then the teens were stabbed. one is in critical condition. three other teens were hurt but should be okay. 6:06. 66 degrees. ahead, an important warning for parents about a dangerous game making a comeback. plus, the redskins get back to work today. which player already has high
8-5 yesterday in 11 innings. it was the first place nats' first home loss of the season. they're still 7-3 this year. nats' fans the will get to see steven straussburg pitch at home for the first time. he'll take the mound against the astros. game starts at 7:05. hopefully we'll get another win. looking good so far this year. >> betting it will be a packed house. >> you're appearing -- >> down the road. coming up on 6:11 on thismond morning. you see a bit of sunshine off in the distance there this morning. an indication of good things to come, tom? gorgeous view. yes, indeed. a delightful start. yesterday, low 80s, and we have high clouds passing over. temperatures around the area are mild for this time of the morning. 63 at reagan national.
near 60 in montgomery, arlington, fairfax county. prince george's county, low 60s. mid to upper 60s near the bay. farther west and north, 50s. we'll be holding steady here with these temperatures for the next hour or so. then a rapid warmup by 9:00, into the low 70s. and then near 80 degrees by noontime. sunrise at 6:30. then by mid-afternoon, we ought to hit the mid, maybe even upper 80s. those upper 80s to the south of washington. and then by late afternoon, back down to the low 80s with lots of sunshine. sunrise at 6:30. sunset will be at 7:47. cooler the rest of the week. we'll look at your seven-day outlook. that will be coming up in ten minutes at 6:21. danella has traffic now. good morning. good morning. still watching i-66 traveling eastbound at sudley. a lot of people hitting the brakes in this area. slow to 28. here's a live look from chopper, chopper above i-66 at 50. you see inbound not so bad.
travel speed, 59 miles per hour. 11 minutes from fairfax county parkway to the beltway. over to the beltway in montgomery county, if you're taking the inner loop of the beltway, this is at new hampshire avenue. have a report of a disabled vehicle there. want you to be aware of that. tramping on the outer loop, you're nice and clear as you make your way toward connecticut avenue. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. over to you. >> we will see you then. thanks. 6:12. 66 degrees. it's being called the trial of the century. the sickening salute an accused mass murderer gave when he walked into court. and widespread devastation. the heartland reeling from
powerful encapsulated menthol gets icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. power past pain. debris! >> tornadoes wreaking havoc across the midwest. flattening entire towns. this morning, a massive cleanup effort is underway after reports of nearly 100 tornadoes from kansas to minnesota. and the severe weather isn't over. that same storm system still stretches from texas to canada, bringing the chance of severe thunderstorms. we have more on the storms from jim cantore. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, as well. you see behind me here, probably the second oldest house in thurman. this was built in the 1800s.
obviously a huge loss. the owner buying it from his dad. unlivable. both sides have been blown out with a brick. yesterday there was a massive cleanup effort. there was probably three times the population of a town that came to help with the effort. an awesome sight. let me show you one of 120 tornadoes in the plains states on saturday. storm chasers out. a high-risk day. the second time ever that the storm prediction center in norman ever issued a high risk two days before the event. bigger twisters occurring in rural areas. that said, we lost five people in rural oklahoma, one too many, to be -- five too many, i should say. either way, we're seeing obviously the decreasing storms the past couple of days.
the temperatures are probably in the low 40s this morning here. we've got windchills in the upper 20s. monday, back to work day. we probably won't have the type of crowd we had yesterday. i've done a lot of these and have never seen that type of humanitarian effort within 24 hours of a tropical storm. we had about 900 people. ef-2, winds 125 miles per hour. a preliminary rating now. they hope to finalize that report later on. back to you. >> you mentioned oklahoma, there were reports about the warning system there being disabled because of the strong storms. >> reporter: yeah, they had huge storms the day before with hail and lightning. they believe that the lightning took out that warning system. so it did not allow the sirens to sound.
so even though we continue to encourage better technology, whether it be through tv, radio, or what have you, people still, still rely on sirens in rural america. they are very important. obviously there needs to be a backup system. >> jim, thank you very much. >> reporter: you bet. 18 after the hour. developing story this morning in afghanistan. a nearly 18-hour highly coordinated attack by the taliban is finally over. insurgents launched assaults on embassies, gernment buildings, and nato bases across the capital city of kabul. one police officer and at least 17 militants are dead. insurgents used suicide bombers and rockville-propelled grenades to target western embassies. the taliban says the attacks are in response to nato commanders calling the insurgency weak. right now, what's being called the trial of the century in norway is underway. this morning, anders breivik admitted to killing 77 people, but he pled not guilty to criminal charges in court.
he says he acted in self-defense. he walked into the courtroom and gave a nazi salute once officers took off his handcuffs. most of the murders happened at a youth camp in norway last summer. the 33-year-old anti-muslim militant says the killings were necessary to protect norway from muslims taking over the country. new this morning, the search for two missing yacht racers in california has been called off. the coast guard searched more than 5,000 square miles this weekend looking for the sailors who were swept overboard when a pair of large waves hit their boat. the yacht then ran aground. the four were part of a team of eight who were racing around the fairlawn islands, about 25 miles off the coast of san francisco. one of the sailors, 46-year-old mark cassenen was killed. a choking game becoming popular with middle school students has risks that could be deadly. here's how it works -- teens choke themselves using their hands, rope, or belt to get high when blood flow returns to the brain. the oregon health authority reports 6% of eighth graders in oregon participated in the
so-called choking game. they say a majority of teens don't realize they can die from strangulation if the blood flow does not return quickly enough. there are warning signs to keep an eye on which are marks on the neck and bloodshot eyes. the caps back on home ice tonight, and will be looking for their rookie goaltender to help them gain the upper hand over the defending champs. coach dale hunter says braden holtby has been playing so well that they will keep him in the starting position even if michael neuvirth is back to -- back from injury when that -- which could happen this week. holtby has turned away 72 of the 74 shots he's faced so far in the series. that series tied at one game apiece now. you can watch game three tonight at 7:30 on the nbc sports network. the broad street bullies are putting their name to good use in a playoff series that's becoming increasingly nasty. look at some of the video. tempers really flared between the pittsburgh penguins and the philadelphia flyers last night.
even stars sidney crosby and claude giroux got into it. then while they were wrestling, two other players squared off, getting themselves kicked out of the game. >> looks like they're dancing a little bit. >> 70 penalty minutes in the first period alone. philly used the physical game to their advantage, though. they earned an 8-4 win. the flyers lead the series 3-0. >> that was a crazy game. today the redskins will strap on pads for their first of their offseason workouts. it comes on the heels of some good news for skins fans. defensive captain and leader london fletcher will be back. he tweeted news of his new deal this weekend. deangelo hall also seems to be excited. he hopped on twitter around 2:00 to express his excitement saying, "can't wait for workouts to start tomorrow. i'm pumped up." the first step toward winning starts tomorrow. and the division lol, referring to one thing, the exciting prospect that the redskins will take rg3 with the second pick in
the draft. >> nice to see even the team is hyped up. >> exciting. you know, i fully expect them to live up to the hype. no pressure. but very exciting. >> no pressure. yeah. a lot of pressure. all right. just about -- it is 6:21. flat-out hot. tom? feeling more like july than april. look at this sunrise. technicolor sunrise over the potomac. live view from our city camera. 50s to low to mid 60s from the shenandoah valley to chesapeake bay, eastern shore, western maryland and in the mountains. near 50 degrees now. here's the hometown forecast for warrenton. upper 60s by mid morning. near noon, near 80, peaking to near 90 by mid-afternoon. this evening, back down to the 70s by late evening, then by
this time tomorrow, the low 60s. cooler weather moves in tomorrow. great weather for arrival of "discovery." wednesday, high 60s, maybe a shower. 60s again on thursday, near 70 friday with a lot of clouds around. could get showers over the weekend. danella? good morning. right now seeing an accident at mid county highway at woodfield road. this accident involves a struck pedestrian. montgomery county police reports that this incident should be cleared momentarily. but for the meantime, use caution if you're heading that way. traveling on the dulles toll road, in both directions, east and westbound, you're in the clear now. not so bad making your way from wolftrap heading to the beltway. your travel speed there, 60 miles per hour. about a six-minute drive right now. now back to you both. >> thanks. hold the salad. a recall uneed to know about coming up next. and add the word chinplant
a consumer laertd before you pack your lunch. dole is recalling salads sold in maryland and virginia because of salmonella concerns. the recall involves dole seven lettuces salad with use by dates of april 11. it's possible that a lot of people have already used it or thrown it out. so far, no one has reported getting sick. apparently the chin is in.
weather it comes to plastic surgeries. a new report shows chin augmentations jumped 71% last year, more than breast augmentation, botox, and liposuction combined. plastic surgeons say the jawline is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. who knew? one expert said patient often want the procedure because of unflattering pictures of them on line. although, couldn't you change the angle of your computer or camera mounted on your computer? to see get a better look? >> that's how we do. it tell the director, could you tilt up -- >> a little more light. change the lighting in your house maybe. all right. 6:27 right now. still to come this morning, the cause that brings some hollywood star power to the district. and attacked on metro. the concerns a man is raising about how the agency responded when he reported a crime. ready
as you look at the gorgeous sunrise, toss out the car radar. yes, it's april, but it won't feel like it. the temperature is going to take off today. >> we are in for a spring scorcher. and we are not alone in that. take a look at the current temperatures up and down the east coast right now. there's some places that are already pushing 70 degrees. >> in boston, the famed boston marathon takes place. boston is bracing for a record high, near 90. get this -- the organizers of the race are so concerned about the heat that they are telling some people not to run. they're urging inexperienced run force sit this one out and wait until next year. meteorologist tom kierein, any chance we'll hit a record? this is crazy. the record for this date was set ten years ago for april 16, it got to 92 degrees. that was april 16, 2002. it can get toasty in program. i don't think we'll make the record, but it will be close by later this afternoon. the view showing high clouds passing over, giving us that gorgeous sunrise.
we'll have plenty of sunshine through the day. right now we have a line of showers in kentucky, indiana to michigan. as they advance east, they are going to be tending to dissipate. we'll have just a few high clouds as the system moves through later this afternoon. around the region, it is in the low 60s in washington and the nearby suburbs, in fairfax county, prince george's, arlington, montgomery counties. some of the rural areas, darker green, in the 50s. parts of western and northern maryland and into the northern shenandoah valley. panhandle of west virginia, and central west virginia. we are going to be climbing a good 20 to 25 degrees for a high by later this afternoon. we'll have details on that, we'll look at the next 12 hours in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? right now, have an update for you. if you are traveling at mid county highway in woodfield road, had an accident involving a pedestrian being struck. well, reportedly the pedestrian is fine. now the accident is cleared out of the roadway. traveling on 395, checking things out there.
here's a live look at duke street. making your way in northbound, are you seeing delays as you head toward seminary road. then crossing over the 14th street bridge, not so bad just yet. you're just under speed at 47 miles per hour. your drive time, looking at a 14-minute drive from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. and if you're taking the rails, so far not seeing any delays on the metro, marc, and vre. aaron and eun, over to you. >> thank you. 6:33. this morning a metro rider telling news4 he doesn't feel safe riding the trains. he says a man attacked him on the train, and metro workers ignored his first calls for help. the man talked with news4 but did not want us to reveal his identity. he says a screaming man beat him up on a metro train near the smithsonian station last month. when he got off the train, he says he asked the conductor and station manager for help, and they ignored him. he says he then called metro transit police, and it took 15 minutes for an officer to show up. >> came down level with my face
where i was sitting, said, look me in the eyes, and i turned to look at him. at the same moment he headbutted me. far too long. you know, something broke down somewhere. she -- she didn't do her job right. >> the victim wrote an opinion piece in the sunday edition of the "washington post." he's demanding an investigation and wants victims of similar situations to come forward. congress will begin hearings today on whether one government agency is wasting your money. some current and former officials from the general services administration will testify before a house committee. they'll try to explain how the agency spent more than $800,000 on a conference in las vegas two years ago. that breaks down to more than $2,700 per person for a four-day conference. reports about that bill led to the head of the gsa to resign earlier this month. do emails sent between elected officials constitute secret meetings? virginia's supreme court will try to answer that question. it will hear arguments today in a case that could decide how
elected officials use e-mail. the case centers around messages fairfax football members sent to one -- fairfax school board members sent it one another before voting to close clifton elementary school. a parent sued claiming the emails violated the freedom of information act. the school board argues that constraining how public officials communicate would make the board less efficient. shelly reddinger is accepting a similar position in "the washington times," similar to her position here. she's been asked to be releleased from her four-year contract. she says her mother lives in washington state and is battling cancer. paying for transportation projects or keep toll in check. that's the dilemma facing virginia lawmakers now. the mcdonnell administration says the commonwealth does not have an additional $300 million democrats are demanding for the dulles rail project. virginia would have to borrow the money or take it from
transportation projects and development. democrats are threatening to block a two-year, $85 billion budget proposal if the dulles rail project money isn't included. that money would keep tolls on the dulles toll road from skyrocketing in the future. three men face charges after a traffic stop and a chase in culpeper, virginia. deputies stopped a group's suv on state route 3 early sunday morning. david lee story jr. was driving. he's pictured on the left here, bradley settle and another man were passengers. investigators say story backed up, hit a deputy, then drove au during a chase the group's suv crash interested a ditch, and story tried to run. deputies arrested all three men, story faces several charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer, hit and run, and dui. deputies charged the other two men with public intoxication. actor alec pald win is in the nation's capital pushing for federal arts funding. he will talk to lawmakers on capitol hill, urging them to support federal funding for arts education and programs. he will speak at the kennedy
center tonight. he is expected to talk about how the arts can have an impact on the economy and on the society of this nation. all right. now 6:36. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with matt huhher to see what they're working on for -- matt lauer to see what they're working on for "today." hope you had a nice weekend. i did, thanks, you, as well. coming up, the threat of more severe weather and record-breaking heat after more than 130 reported tornadoes tore across the midwest over the last couple of days. al's going to tell us what to expect next. ahead, troubling pictures of pippa middleton in a car as the driver brandishes what appears to be a gun. could it land her in hot water? is there a more innocent explanation? details in a live report. then a controversial choice? why some brides-to-be are resorting to eating through a feeding tube to lose weight for their big day. and speaking of weddings, zeal some new details on brad pitt and angelina jolie's engagement, the ring he helped design, and when we may see them
walking down the aisle. by the way, today's professionals are here. one of the thing they'll weigh in, company moles and leakers when we get started on a monday morning right here on "today." back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. see you soon. >> thanks. 6:37 the time. the president weighs in on the south of the border scandal involving the secret service. also, a look at the shuttle "discovery" ready for the piggyback ride over the district.
time for weather & traffic on the 1s. 6:41. look at this view. drop that spatula, come look at the tv. there's the sunrise as seen by our skywatcher camera 300 feet above northwest washington. gorgeous sunrise underway. and we'll have a warm day, too. the calendar says april, but it's going to feel more like
july. right now, low to mid 60s around the metro area. 50s in the suburbs and rural areas. and later today, by 9:00, near 70 degrees. and then a sunny day, near 80 by noontime. and then by mid-afternoon, the mid to upper 80s. sunset at 7:47. we'll look at the rest of the week, a cooldown on the way, your seven-day outlook, travel plans ahead for today, around the nation, in ten minutes. danella? good morning. checking things on i-270. and you are hitting the brakes southbound making your way toward 109. pretty slow. then again, you'll get a break at clarksburg road. once you get closer to germantown, passing father hurley, slow heading into rockville. travel lanes are open. no accidents to report. you are under speed at this time. and taking the rails, i'm still checking them for you. not seeing any delays on the metro, marc, and vre. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at route 50 in maryland. back to you. >> thank you. today is a day of
remembrance at virginia tech as the school marks five years since a deadly shooting massacre. on this day in 2007, a student opened fire in a dorm and clam at the blacksburg campus, killing 32 students and faculty before killing himself. the shootings motivated a centreville man to become an advocate for gun law reform. his sister, rhema, was a freshman at virginia tech when she was killed in the 2007 shootings. >> we found out that april 16 was preventable. i started to say to myself, you know, this is something that needs to be fixed, and i hope we do. >> the virginia tech shooting put national attention on how schools issue warnings, mental health care for students and gun purchasing laws. there are designated places on campus for quite reflection today and the day will wrap up with a e. coli vigil. a group on capitol hill plan to challenge congress to create
laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. the group will hold a news conference outside the rayburn building this afternoon. they've scheduled meetings with lawmakers tomorrow. coming up on 6:44, president obama back from colombia this morning. he's says he will be angry if embarrassing allegations about the secret service prove true. 11 agents are on leave after allegedly engaging prostitutes while preparing for the trip for the summit of the americas. this could be the biggest scandal in the history of the secret service. news4 has more live from the newsroom. melissa? >> reporter: good morning. the 11 agents include two supervisors, and the investigation now also includes five members of the military. colombian police say a team of secret service agents brought local prostitutes back to their hotel last thursday before the president arrived at the summit of the americas. none of the agents being investigated was part of the presidential elite protection division, but they were sent home and placed on leave while the director of the secret service investigates.
the military members have been confined to their quarters. obama says he's reserving judgment until the investigation is complete. >> if it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course i'll be angry. >> reporter: the president expects the investigation to be thorough and rigorous. in a statement, the secret service said it demands more from its employees, and these expectations are met and exceeded every day by the vast majority of our work force. the story could be kept alive in congress where at least one chairman suggested the scandal may not be an isolated incident. melissa. today the feds will take another swing at convicting one of baseball's greatest pitchers of lying to congress. jury selection begins here in washington in roger clemens' second perjury trial. a judge declared a mistrial in the first trial in july. the justice department has three new lawyers on the case this
time. prosecutors accuse clemens of lying about using performance enhancing drugs. he faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. today a former uva lacrosse player convicted in the death of his ex-girlfriend will learn when he will be sentenced. a jury found george huguely guilty of second-degree murder in the death of yeardley love. the jury recommended that he serve 26 years in prison. his layers requested that the court retry the case. a house party ended with two teenagers stabbed, leaving one injured. the group showed up to a home in brandywine uninvited saturday. an argument escalated into a fight where the teens were stabbed. three other teen were hurt. they are expected to be okay. hundreds of capital one bank employees will be looking for new jobs. the mclean-based bank says it is laying off nearly 500 assistant bank managers, 166 of them work in our area. capital one blames the cuts on its corporate restructuring plan. the bank is eliminating an
entire layer of management. 6:46. 65 degrees. just in, president obama raised $53 million for his campaign and the democratic party in march. this brings the fundraising total to nearly $350 million since the start of his campaign. the republicans are also bringing in more money as both sides get ready for an election fight. the rnc raised more than $13 million in march. its best month this election cycle. it's become a major issue on the campaign trail. president obama's push for the so-called buffett rule. today on the hill, it is up for a vote. cnbc's jackie deangelis is live with that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. congress returns from the easter recess today with several items on its to-do list. the senate holding a procedural vote this afternoon on the so-called buffett rule named after billionaire investor warren buffett. it would require people who make more than $1 million a year to pay at least 30% in income taxes to raise money to reduce the deficit. republicans of course opposing the bill, saying that it would
hurt small businesses and job creators. and residents and businesses in the midwest are cleaning up following this weekend's deadly tornadoes. one of boeing's major suppliers, spirit arrow systems, has shut its plants in wichita, kansas, through tuesday to assess the damage to several of its buildings. spirit's ceo says a majority of the plant is intact. spirit, of course, makes fuselages and other parts for boeing 737 and 787 dreamliner jets. wichita is also home to some of the biggest makers of business jets, hawker beechcrafts and cessna included. back to you. >> jackie deangelis, thank you. communities across the midwest picking up the pieces from those concerns and crediting days of early warning with saving their lives. more than 120 tornado warnings were issued saturday and sunday in oklahoma, kansas, iowa, and nebraska. the lardest hit was the small town of woodward, oklahoma, where an ef-3 tornado was blamed for killing five people. at least of them children. it's the one place where warnings failed as the sirens
there were damaged by other storms early saturday. >> i've thought of that ever since i learned we lost five people. so i would think it would have helped, yes. >> at least four other tornadoes were reported yesterday in nebraska, oklahoma, and minnesota as strong thunderstorms swept through the area. and just in to the newsroom, the usda's south and whitten buildings in southwest d.c. are closed today due to an early morning electrical fire. we're told there were no injuries. >> employees should check the employee information line for further updates to decide whether you show up to work, a different location, or work from home today. coming up on 6:50 this monday morning. the sun is up. tom kierein is here to tell us how much work that sun is going to put in today. >> yeah. it's going to feel more like july than april. speaking of severe weather in the midwest, today if you plan on traveling today, there may be
flight delays from detroit to indianapolis, memphis, to new orleans. the front weaker today than yesterday. there could be flight delays. i was up at dawn taking photographs on saturday morning. this was right before dawn in northern montgomery county, agricultural reserve to the west of sunshine, maryland. on sunday morning i took this picture at dawn in the same area. and we had a beautiful weekend. today, it's going to be even warmer. temperatures right now in the low to mid 60s around the metro area and southern maryland, much of virginia, much of the eastern shore. these areas in darker green, in the 50s north and west of washington. northern shenandoah valley, western maryland, and into west virginia. and there's the dawn sky over us now on this monday morning. look at that sunrise. that was at 6:30. here's your day planner. we'll have it near 80 by
noontime. and hitting the mid-to-upper 80s around 3:00 or 4:00. by 5:00, mid 80s. record high for this date, 92 set on this date in 2002. it will feel more like summer than spring. cooler weather moves in on tuesday. tomorrow morning, near 60. partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon, into the mid 70s. now the weather for the "discovery" arrival tomorrow, piggybacking on that 747, flying down the potomac river. going to be beautiful. good weather between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning. ought to be in the 60s. and a partly cloudy sky. cooler weather for wednesday. could get showers in the 60s and cloudy. still quite a bit of cloufdiness on thursday. highs -- cloudiness on thursday. highs near 70. the weekend looking damp. much-needed rain, but it's going to be happening maybe saturday and sunday. danella? if you're in the district, you're celebrating emancipation day today. so not a lot of volume. not too bad of a commute for
you. here's a live look traveling route 50 in maryland westbound at landover road. not bad at all. once you get closer to kenilworth avenue, hitting the brakes a bit. again, it's not too bad at all as you make your way toward new york avenue. now over to 395. am seeing you hit the brakes in this area at edsall. making your way to seminary road, you're going to see delays. past seminary and heading on to the 14th street bridge, you're in the clear. you're at about 34 miles per hour. in total a 19-minute drive time from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. if you're taking the rails, so far no reported delays on the metro, marc, and vre. over to you. >> thanks. it's been a pretty smooth spring on metro, but the delays are coming back. the agency took a track work break to coincide with the cherry blossom festival. midweek track work start again today. weekend projects will start back up on friday. just a sign of thing to come. there will be major delays there summer. new numbers in show a mixed
trend for gas prices. according to aaa, gas prices up two cents in the district. you'll pay about $4.17 for a gallon of regular. in maryland the average is $3.96, down a fraction of a penny. virginia drivers are paying $3.89, about the same all weekend. in west virginia, your average down one cent to $3.94. today mark the 150th anniversary of emancipation day in the district. on this day in 1862, president lincoln signed a law ending slavery in d.c. nearly eight months later he signed the emancipation proclamation which eventually freed all slaves. in celebration, d.c. will hold a prayer breakfast later this morning featuring the reverend al sharpton as keynote speaker. the reverend jesse jackson will speak at a program at freedom plaza at 2:30 this afternoon. the city will hold a parade along pennsylvania avenue at 11:00 this morning. there will be lots of road closures as a result. and the day will wrap up with fireworks at 8:30 tonight on pennsylvania, between 12th and 13th streets northwest. thanks to emancipation day,
you'll have a little more time to file taxes. this year's deadline is tomorrow, two days later than the typical april 15 deadline. that's because april 15 was a sunday this year. and the irs treats d.c. holidays, including emancipation day, like federal holidays for tax purposes. all right. the caps are in a position to take control of their playoff series tonight. they are doing it on the back of their rookie goaltender. coach dale hunter says braden holtby has been playing so well they're going to start even if michael neuvirth is back from injury and able to play, which could happen this week. holtby has turned away 72 of the 74 shots he has faced so far in the series. they're tied at one game apiece. catch game three at 7:30 on the nbc sports network. >> go, caps. right now, space shuttle "discovery" is preparing for its final piggyback ride. nasa mounted "discovery" to the back of a 747 in preparation for its flight. check out this video. it's amazing. will be the lasfor the shuttle, which goes on display
at the smithsonian's udvar-hazy center in chantilly. you can watch the shuttle arrive tomorrow morning between 10:00 and 11:00 as it passes over the district along the potomac on its way to dulles airport. a lot of great viewing locations including the national harbor, hains point, and the briudvar-h center itself. >> they'll see -- the plan is to fly it close to the washington monument. and if you look at the video, it's amazing to see just, you know, lift it up and slide the plane in there. we'll stick it on top once it gets this there. cool stuff. >> of course, there was a lot of preparation to make sure and test runs to make sure the plane wasn't flying too low to the ground. you don't want to nick the washington monument on your way to udvar-hazy center. >> not something we get to see often. if you can see it tomorrow, if you can get out to see it, make sure you do. we'll have the video, but try to see it. >> it's going to be cool. let's check the forecast again with tom. >> another good viewing location, the memorial bridge or key bridge, flying overhead.
that's tomorrow 10:00 to 11:00. fun. good weather, too. after a july-like day today, we'll make it into the 80s with sunshine tomorrow. cooler, much more comfortable weather. mid 70s by mid-afternoon. cooler wednesday, maybe some showers. danella, how's traffic? 270 right now southbound, slow at father hurley boulevard. delays continue to rockville. travel lanes are open. no accidents to report at this time. now back to you both. >> thank you, ma'am. that is the broadcast this morning. thanks for starting your day with us. with us. [ woman ] when my asthma symptoms returned my doctor prescribed dulera to help prevent them. [ male announcer ] dulera is for patients 12 and older
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